April 20, 2024

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The City Veterinary Office has intensified efforts to contain the spread of African Swine Fever in this city after sampling in two barangays confirmed that pigs have been infected with the disease.
City Veterinarian Carmen Wanas said 63 pigs died in Barangay Bulanao Centro and 38 in Barangay San Julian.
The CVO enforced the 1-7-10 protocol in these barangays. The protocol involves depopulation within a one-kilometer radius, surveillance within the next seven kilometers and monitoring within a 10-kilometer radius. House-to-house disinfection was also done to prevent spread of the virus to other barangays.
Wanas said they also distributed health support items, vitamins and disinfectants to other barangays especially in places with reported ASF mortality. The CVO continues to gather blood samples in various sites of the city for confirmatory test.
The CVO has also intensified barangay level information and education campaign about the disease.
At the slaughterhouse, disinfection is done on all pigs before they are slaughtered as well as on people entering and leaving the facility.  
Entry and exit of live pigs, pork and other processed pork products is presently banned in the city. – Larry Lopez